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Johnson hails, Hughton fumes, but Championship refs are always a lottery.

October 4th, 2009 | 11 Comments |

guide_dogBristol City supremo, Gary Johnson has been speaking on his Robin’s side’s great escape at St James’s Park on Saturday, when bungling referee, Graham Salisbury, made several bizarre, mystifying decisions, culminating in his stout refusal to award Newcastle United an obvious penalty in the 73rd minute. This occured when frail, waif like Toon striker, Marlon Harewood, was cruelly hacked down in the box by City hulk, Jamie McCombe, denying Newcastle United three points in what proved to be a 90 odd minute festival of incompetence for the men in black.

Johnson said:

“I must admit, my heart was in my mouth at the time that Harewood went down.

“The lads felt there was a bit of contact but from our point of view, maybe he was starting to go down early, we don’t know.

Are you kidding, Gary?

Speaking on the “bravery” of the myopic Mr Salisbury, Johnson added: (more…)